Get ready for our parish to be transformed as Edge & Life Teen get set to kick-off this month.
Edge Nights – each Thursday evening for grades 6, 7 & 8; begins Thursday September 28th, 6:30 – 7:45pm.
Lifeteen Nights – each Saturday evening for students grade 9 – 12; -begins Saturday September 23rd 6:15 – 7:30pm
There is a nominal annual registration fee of $50. per youth. Registration forms will be available in the vestibule or simply register on-line at our parish website stleothegreat.ca. You can drop off the registration form with the fee at the parish office. If the office is closed, simply leave it in the outside office mailbox. As we draw closer to our start dates for both Edge and Lifeteen there is still lots to do from now until then. This past week we had our first Core team leaders meeting. Our new team consists of seven adults from our parish who have stepped up for Christ and for our youth. I call them “the magnificent seven”! Thank you so much! What is amazing is that Lifeteen gives us seven Core values from which to aspire to. They are love, evangelization, joy, vocation, affirmation, authenticity and eucharistic spirituality, so we’ve got this covered. These are the values we will use to foster our youth ministry and lead our teens closer to Christ. The 2017-2018 curriculum is divided into 3 semesters and follows closely with the school calendar year in terms of holiday scheduling. This year promises to be not only engaging and incredibly fun for our teens but most certainly, spiritually rewarding for everyone involved. I also wish to welcome and thank the “Life Support” team volunteers who will be working behind the scenes and helping with donations and various other activities. You will be contacted in the coming weeks with further information.
If there are parishioners who would like to donate to our ministry we are in need of snacks and other specific supplies and the need will be present throughout the year. All donated food items must be “safe”, that is, peanut free.
I am still looking for somenone to help us with running our social media. If this is something you have a talent for and would like to assist us, please let me know.
For all Youth ministry inquiries please contact me, Dennis Wardle, personally at the church by calling (905) 655-3286 ext. 103 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support over the summer and please continue to pray for our parish’s new and exciting endeavor in youth ministry. Pray in thanksgiving to the Lord for his call to our young people to draw closer to him as he draws closer to them. (Dennis Wardle, Youth Director)